05 novembre 2019

A superb carved polychrome limestone head of Buddha, Sui Dynasty (581-618)

Lot 39.  A superb carved polychrome limestone head of Buddha, Sui Dynasty (581-618); 36cm (14 1/4in) high. Estimate: £40,000 - 60,000 (€ 46,000 - 70,000). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams.  The smoothly carved face with meditative expression, the heavilly lidded eyes down-cast beneath arched brows, the thin nose above gently curving lips, the hair carved as tight curls, all between long pendulous ears, the stone of dark-grey and yellow-ochre tone, stand.  Property from the Collection of John... [Lire la suite]

18 octobre 2019

A Gilt-Bronze Standing Figure of Shakyamuni, Liao Dynasty, 10th-12th Century

Lot 3022. A Gilt-Bronze Standing Figure of Shakyamuni, Liao Dynasty, 10th-12th Century. H 20.4cm. Estimate HKD 2,800,000 - 3,800,000 (USD 356,868 - 484,321). Sold price: HKD 3,304,000 (USD 421,105). © Poly Auction Hong Kong. Provenance: A European private collection. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 7 October  2019
11 octobre 2019

A silver-inlaid bronze figure of Guanyin, Shisou mark, 17th century

Lot 3632. A silver-inlaid bronze figure of Guanyin, Shisou mark, 17th century; 21.3 cm, 8 3/8  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD (63,665 - 89,131 USD). Lot Sold 750,000 HKD (95,498 USD) . Courtesy Sotheby's. depicted seated, the right knee raised supporting both hands with one holding a scroll, clad in long flowing robes falling into voluminous folds and draped over by a shawl, the garments embellished by silver wire-inlaid lotus scrolls and... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2019

An extremely rare large polychrome wood figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 3629. An extremely rare large polychrome wood figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 122 cm, 48 in. Estimate 16,000,000 — 18,000,000 HKD (2,037,280 - 2,291,940 USD). Lot Sold 16,975,000 HKD (2,161,427 USD) . Courtesy Sotheby's. superbly and sensitively sculpted in the form of Shakyamuni Buddha seated in vajraparyankasana, portrayed with a sensuous full face accentuated with slender bow-shaped eyes and hooded eyelids casting a... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2019

A bronze votive figure of Maitreya, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 3627. A bronze votive figure of Maitreya, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534); 10.6 cm, 4 1/8  in. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 HKD (10,186 - 12,733 USD). Lot Sold 93,750 HKD (11,937 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. cast seated on a raised rectangular plinth, the figure with the right arm raised and the left lowered in abhayavarada, clad in long robes falling into cascading folds around the legs, the elongated face flanked by a pair of pendulous ears,... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2019

A rare early Gandharan-style gilt-bronze votive figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Sixteen Kingdoms, 4th – early 5th century

Lot 3625. A rare early Gandharan-style gilt-bronze votive figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Sixteen Kingdoms, 4th – early 5th century; the figure 12.3 cm, 4 7/8  in. Estimate 900,000 — 1,200,000 HKD (114,597 - 152,796 USD). Lot Sold 1,125,000 HKD (143,246 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. cast seated in dhyanasana on a slightly trapezoidal plinth with the hands held in dhyanamudra, clad in a monastic robe falling in geometricised banded layers of... [Lire la suite]

25 septembre 2019

A dry-lacquered wood figure of a bodhisattva, Yuan-Ming dynasty

Lot 787. A dry-lacquered wood figure of a bodhisattva, Yuan-Ming dynasty. Height 21 1/4  in., 54 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 32,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. seated in vajraparyankasana, the left hand in dhyana mudra, the right hand with the palm turned up and the thumb and middle finger curling towards each other, the loose robe falling open at the chest revealing the pleated dhoti tied with a rope at the waist, the... [Lire la suite]
15 septembre 2019

A rare and finely cast gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, 17th-18th century

Lot 857. A rare and finely cast gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, 17th-18th century. Figure 7 ½ in. (19 cm.) high; base 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 387,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The bodhisattva is shown seated with the principal pair of hands are clasped at the chest in anjali mudra, and twelve further pairs of hands, which once held various attributes, arrayed around the body. The principal head is flanked... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Ksitigarbha, Ming dynasty, 15th-167th century

Lot 304. A gilt-bronze figure of Ksitigarbha, Ming dynasty, 15th-167th century. Height 6 3/4  in., 17 cm. Estimate USD 50,000 — 70,000. Lot sold 68,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the seated bodhisattva finely cast in vajraparyankasana with the lowered proper left hand cradling a cinatamani pearl, the opposite hand in vitarka mudra, an elaborate diadem encircling a coiled topknot and crowning the broad, rounded face with gently arched brows framing... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2019

A large gilt-bronze figure of Ksitigarbha, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 310. A large gilt-bronze figure of Ksitigarbha, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. Height 17 3/4  in., 45 cm. Estimate USD 60,000 — 80,000. Lot sold 75,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. seated regally in vajraparyankasana, the bodhisattva of the underworld crowned with a diadem of five lobed and pierced cartouches housing the five Tathagata Buddhas, with luxuriant, wide sashes flanking the body, the chest inscribed with an outlined wan framed by the... [Lire la suite]